EMEDD Citations for "larua, larva"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. larua (Latin entry by Sir Thomas Elyot 1538)

    Larua, a spyrite, whiche apperethe in the nyght time. Some do call it a hegge, some a goblyn. Also a masker, or he that weareth a visour. it is sometyme taken for the same visour.

  2. larua (Italian entry by William Thomas 1550)

    Larua, a visour, or a masker.

  3. larva (Latin entry by Thomas Thomas 1587)

    Larva, ae, f. g. Plaut. A spirit appearing by night: an hagge, a goblin, a ghost, a visard, one disguised, a maske or mummer, a walking spirit, a night ghost.

  4. larua (Italian entry by John Florio 1598)

    Larua, a vizard or a maske, a vision, a night-ghost, a hag, a spirit, a hobgoblin, a walking or appearing spirit.

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